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State Business Leader Comes to Somerville to Discuss Economic Blueprint

Michele Siekerka, NJBIA president/CEO will be the guest speaker at the Friday, Feb. 23 ELC Luncheon at Verve Bistro in Somerville.

SOMERVILLE,  NJ – The Somerset County Employers Legislative Committee will host Michele Siekerka, president of the New Jersey Business and Industry Association at a luncheon Friday, Feb. 23 at Verve Bistro, Bar, & Lounge, 18 East Main St. from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. where she will discuss the  NJBIA blueprint to make New Jersey more affordable and competitive and her expectations regarding the new administration’s efforts to reach these same goals.

The NJBIA’s vision is that New Jersey will reclaim its stature as the Innovation State; the home of economic vitality, business prosperity, workforce skills excellence and a great quality of life so that NJBIA members can grow and sustain.

Prior to her 2014 appointment as president/CEO, Siekerka served as Deputy Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and president/CEO of the Mercer Regional Chamber of Commerce.

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NJBIA is the nation’s largest employer association representing over 20,000 member companies and 1.1 million employees within the state.

“The new administration in Trenton will certainly have an impact on the state’s affordability and competitiveness,” said Carol Bianchi, co-chair of Somerset ELC. “It will be the task of Michele and other business leaders to make sure that, as a state, we continue to make strides forward in these areas.”

Registration is $30 and includes lunch. A cash bar will be available. Seating is limited and participants are encouraged to register online by Friday, Feb. 16 at

Payment may be made online by credit card or by check made out to the Somerset County Business Partnership. A voucher can be mailed ahead in the name of Somerset County ELC to the Somerset County Business Partnership, 360 Grove St.,Bridgewater, New Jersey 08807.

For information on the activities of the collaborative organization contact Mike Kerwin at 908- 218-4300 or email


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